Tina Fey Hilariously Mocks Trump's Favorite News Source, Breitbart

Nine-time Emmy winner Tina Fey aims to give Trump supporters juicy material—eventually. 

"I promised myself I wouldn't get up here today and talk about the election, because when I get written up in Breitbart I wanted it to be because they're mad that I'm making an all-female Hitler biopic," Fey announced at The Hollywood Reporter's annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast on December 7. The event took place at Milk studios in Los Angeles and Fey received the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, which honors pioneering women. 

"I have to say that I think the real reason that Hillary lost and the thing that people are afraid to talk about ... not enough celebrity music videos urging people to vote," Fey joked. 

"I mean I hate to be that person, guys, I just think if there'd been, like, one more funny rap or like another Hamilton parody or something just like a little more hustle from Liz Banks and we could've taken Michigan!" she quipped. 

It was a lighthearted jab at a campaign that had nearly every celebrity on its side. 

"I bring it up actually because the structure of those celebrity get-out-the-vote videos always brings me joy," Fey continued, turning to the often overlooked hierarchy of the seemingly simple segments. 

"You start first with the dedicated people who agreed to show up for like a full weekend at the studio and then like record the whole thing and film it and then by the second verse you get the people who agreed to participate from like the steps of their trailer.. and then it always just ends with like Patti LuPone singing one line from her basement," Fey said.

"I feel like that's the career trajectory we all want," she added. 

Fey also noted that she felt her experience as a woman in Hollywood had been "pretty positive and solid for someone who is PBS pretty and not shootable from behind," but that it's impossible to ignore the "the pressure to try to look better."

She then recalled a recent visit to a fancy Los Angeles dermatologist's office in which the doctor gave a terrifying description of how a particular a non-invasive skin-tightening procedure felt.

"Suzanne [the doctor] said, 'Well, you know it sort of feels like you're being stabbed and electrocuted at the same time!" Fey recalled.

The audience roared.

"And the moral of the story is I'm still considering it, guys. That's what it's like to be a woman in Hollywood," Fey joked.

And as for being a powerful woman outside of Hollywood, Fey had some serious food for thought: 

"I think power means knowing that you will be heard," she noted. "Not necessarily obeyed, but heard, it's knowing that you literally won't be shouted down during the conversation."



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